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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
Educator Effectiveness

Resources for Educator Preparation Reviewers

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recruits and selects education professionals to serve in cohorts for the Educator Preparation Formal Review Process. Reviewers are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating evidence of educator preparation program effectiveness. Together with DESE, reviewers help to guarantee that educator preparation in Massachusetts results in effective educators ready to support the success of all students.

This is an exciting and selective opportunity to:

  • Participate in an evaluation process that impacts the readiness of our educators to deliver quality instruction statewide
  • Gain insights into educator preparation in Massachusetts
  • Collaborate with diverse education leaders and professionals
  • Engage in a meaningful professional learning opportunity
  • Earn professional development points

While we do not have eligibility requirements for the role, we seek those who:

  • Have knowledge of and experience in PK–12 and/or higher education settings
  • Possess an open mind on different approaches to educator preparation
  • Work collaboratively with peers with diverse views
  • Are interested in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to find patterns and draw conclusions
  • Will bring criticality, ask questions, and push one's own and others' thinking
  • Bring a commitment to disrupting cycles of racism and inequity in education and building more supportive and anti-racist preparation experiences
  • Are comfortable working remotely and utilizing technology (all reviews will be conducted virtually)

An updated description of the reviewer role, FAQ, and application that align with the revised Guidelines for Program Approval will be released in 2024.

Last Updated: June 14, 2023

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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